Ellen McDermott Recent Posts Opinion: To Avoid a COVID Resurgence, Mayor de Blasio Must Create Open Streets for Schools By Ellen McDermott and Kelly Verel | Sep 9, 2021 | No Comments Taking our schools outdoors should not be a revolutionary idea, after our year-long dining experiment. Yet the city has been sluggish at best about moving schools into outdoor space, let alone streets. Updated: Why We ‘Die-In’ Tonight By Ellen McDermott | Jul 9, 2019 | 3 Comments Tonight, we gather to mourn and demand action: No more dead on NYC streets. Why The NYC Century Bike Tour Is Riding Into the Sunset By Marco Conner and Ellen McDermott | May 10, 2019 | 26 Comments TransAlt's leaders give Streetsblog readers the context for the group's decision to stop hosting the 100-mile race. TransAlt Leader: NYPD Must Stop Blaming Victims First By Ellen McDermott | Apr 19, 2019 | 36 Comments A truck driver ran over and killed a cyclist in Brooklyn on Wednesday — and the NYPD reflexively refused to blame the driver. TransAlt Leader: I Don’t Bike To Work Because I Don’t Feel Safe Out There By Ellen McDermott | Jan 9, 2019 | 59 Comments Ellen McDermott says an incomplete bike network is why people don't ride.